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Tag Archive | "train derailment"

Amtrak Train #188 Moving at 106 MPH When Engineer Applied Brakes on Curve Regulated at 50 MPH

NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt says the emergency brakes slowed the Amtrak train from 106 mph to 102 mph before the train derailed in Philadelphia. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released preliminary crash information at a press conference in Philadelphia just after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday describing a train that was traveling over 100 MPH […]

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Amtrak Crash in Philadelphia; Crashed Train Was En Route from Washington DC to New York City

CNN’s Sara Sidner reports from the scene of an Amtrak passenger train derailment that has left at least five people dead and many more injured. A sixth person died overnight. An Amtrak train is reported derailed in Philadelphia with injuries reported. Officials have not confirmed injuries, but photos taken by former Pennsylvania congressman Patrick J. […]

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Metra Train #107 Minor Derailment to Cause Serious Delays on North Central Line, Milwaukee District North Line and the Milwaukee District West Line

Metra train #107 derailed at 3:10 p.m. near Western Avenue in Chicago and will cause seriously delays in the evening commute on three different lines: the North Central line, Milwaukee District North Line and the Milwaukee District West Line, Metra officials say. The derailment is considered a minor derailment, and no injuries were reported. #Metra […]

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Montana Train Derails and Dumps Aircraft Fuselages Into Clark Fork River West of Alberton

VIDEO: Rafters on a rafting trip down the Clark Fork River in Montana on July 4, 2014 discover aircraft fuselages on the river bank after a train derailed. When a freight train derailed in western Montana, three railroad cars carrying 737, 777, and 747 aircraft components and fuselages down a steep embankment into the Clark […]

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CSX Train Derailment Crash with Fire Near Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia — Flames on the James River

VIDEO close up of fire at train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia (VIDEO CREDIT: Sheri Felipe). Lynchburg police and firefighters responded about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday to a train collision and fire near the Amazement Square and Depot Grille. The crash is also a HazMat incident. A material on the surface of the James River is burning […]

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CTA Blue Line Train Crashes Through Terminal Stop into Escalator at O’Hare, No Blue Line Service at O’Hare

Chicago police and firefighters responded about 3:00 a.m. to a CTA Blue Line derailment at the main platform at the bottom of the escalators at O’Hare International Airport. At least 30 people were triaged with minor injuries to awaiting ambulances and the Chicago Fire Department Medical Transportation Bus. The train crashed through the terminal bumper […]

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Metra North Central Service Shut Down After Freight Train Derailment in Grayslake

Metra North Central Service is shut down until further notice early Tuesday because of a freight train derailment in Grayslake. NCS Advisory – North Central Service Not Operating Until Further Notice http://t.co/7onDHeRl6Y — Metra (@Metra) January 28, 2014 Train Stations on the North Central Service Line Antioch Lake Villa Round Lake Beach Washington St. / […]

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Lawtell Train Derailment: Transportation of Highly Flammable and Corrosive Chemicals Between Lake Charles and New Orleans

Gov. Jindal Addresses train derailment in Lawtell in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Police and firefighters responded about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when at least 26 cars derailed in Lawtell, Louisiana about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. There are no fatalities and no injuries, but three cars are leaking three different chemicals. One car is leaking […]

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Citizens of Lac-Megantic, Quebec Furious with Crashed Train CEO and Chairman of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, Edward Burkhardt

Anna Coren reports that the train company is the target of anger following a Canadian train wreck and explosion. Edward Burkhardt, the CEO and Chairman of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, who resides in Illinois and whose office is in Chicago say “If I lived here, I would be very angry with the management of […]

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Quebec Train Derailment and Crude Oil Fire Video: And Why Is Our 9-1-1 Center Adjacent Railroad Tracks?

UDPATE: Additional Raw VIDEO of Inferno after train derailment in the small Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic. Amateur video shows a massive fire that erupted after oil tanker cars derailed and exploded in a small Quebec town. The video shows flames and fire in the small town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, as officials say about 80 tankers […]

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VIDEO: Explosion After Garbage Truck Collides with Freight Train Near Baltimore, Maryland

AP exclusive video, an explosion at a cargo train derailment in a Baltimore suburb that shook homes at least half a mile away is caught on camera. Less than two weeks after The Cardinal reported on the risk of having the 9-1-1 center located only 126 feet from railroad tracks (New Arlington Heights Police Headquarters […]

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Major Derailment: Metro-North Trains Collide in Connecticut, 20-25 Non-LifeThreatening Injuries

Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday’s evening rush hour, injuring about 50 people, authorities said. There were no reports of fatalities. Two Metro-North Railroad trains collided after a “major derailment” near Fairfield, Connecticut, on 6:10 p.m. Friday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority reports that “there are preliminary reports of about […]

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